|James A. White Sr.: The little problem I had renting a house - TED.com|
Fifty-three years ago, James A. White Sr. joined the US Air Force. But as an African American man, he had to go to shocking lengths to find a place for his young family to live nearby. He tells this powerful story about the lived experience of "everyday racism" — and how it echoes today in the way he's had to teach his grandchildren to interact with police.
Keywords: Tedtalks; TED; Talks; inequality; race; social change; society; TEDxColumbus; 2014
|Vernā Myers: How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them - TED.com|
Our biases can be dangerous, even deadly — as we've seen in the cases of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner, in Staten Island, New York. Diversity advocate Vernā Myers looks closely at some of the subconscious attitudes we hold toward out-groups. She makes a plea to all people: Acknowledge your biases. Then move toward, not away from, the groups that make you uncomfortable. In a funny, impassioned, important talk, she shows us how.
Keywords: Tedtalks; TED; Talks; inequality; race; social change; society; TEDxBeaconStreet; 2014
|Jon Gosier: The problem with "trickle-down techonomics" - TED.com|
Hooray for technology! It makes everything better for everyone!! Right? Well, no. When a new technology, like ebooks or health trackers, is only available to some people, it has unintended consequences for all of us. Jon Gosier, a TED Fellow and tech investor, calls out the idea of "trickle-down techonomics," and shares powerful examples of how new tech can make things actually worse if it's not equally distributed...
Keywords: Tedtalks; TED; Talks; inequality; technology; TEDGlobal 2014; 2014
|Yoruba Richen: What the gay rights movement learned from the civil rights movement - TED.com|
As a member of both the African American and LGBT communities, filmmaker Yoruba Richen is fascinated with the overlaps and tensions between the gay rights and the civil rights movements. She explores how the two struggles intertwine and propel each other forward — and, in an unmissable argument, she dispels a myth about their points of conflict. A powerful reminder that we all have a stake in equality.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; LGBT; inequality; race; TED2014; 2014
|Mellody Hobson: Color blind or color brave? - TED.com|
The subject of race can be very touchy. As finance executive Mellody Hobson says, it's a "conversational third rail." But, she says, that's exactly why we need to start talking about it. In this engaging, persuasive talk, Hobson makes the case that speaking openly about race — and particularly about diversity in hiring -- makes for better businesses and a better society.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; business; communication; inequality; race; TED2014; 2014
|Anne-Marie Slaughter: Can we all "have it all"? - TED.com|
Public policy expert Anne-Marie Slaughter made waves with her 2012 article, "Why women still can't have it all." But really, is this only a question for women? Here Slaughter expands her ideas and explains why shifts in work culture, public policy and social mores can lead to more equality -- for men, women, all of us.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; inequality; men; policy; women; work; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|Freeman Hrabowski: 4 pillars of college success in science - TED.com|
At age 12, Freeman Hrabowski marched with Martin Luther King. Now he's president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), where he works to create an environment that helps under-represented students -- specifically African-American, Latino and low-income learners -- get degrees in math and science. He shares the four pillars of UMBC's approach.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; education; inequality; math; science; technology; TED2013; 2013
|Nick Hanauer: Beware, fellow plutocrats, the pitchforks are coming - TED.com|
Nick Hanauer is a rich guy, an unrepentant capitalist — and he has something to say to his fellow plutocrats: Wake up! Growing inequality is about to push our societies into conditions resembling pre-revolutionary France. Hear his argument about why a dramatic increase in minimum wage could grow the middle class, deliver economic prosperity ... and prevent a revolution.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; business; economics; inequality; social change; TEDSalon NY2014; 2014
|Thomas Piketty: New thoughts on capital in the twenty-first century - TED.com|
French economist Thomas Piketty caused a sensation in early 2014 with his book on a simple, brutal formula explaining economic inequality: r > g (meaning that return on capital is generally higher than economic growth). Here, he talks through the massive data set that led him to conclude: Economic inequality is not new, but it is getting worse, with radical possible impacts.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; economics; global issues; inequality; TEDSalon Berlin 2014; 2014
|Andreas Schleicher: Use data to build better schools - TED.com|
How can we measure what makes a school system work? Andreas Schleicher walks us through the PISA test, a global measurement that ranks countries against one another -- then uses that same data to help schools improve. Watch to find out where your country stacks up, and learn the single factor that makes some systems outperform others.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; data; education; global issues; inequality; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Bono: The good news on poverty (Yes, there's good news) - TED.com|
Human beings have been campaigning against inequality and poverty for 3,000 years. But this journey is accelerating. Bono "embraces his inner nerd" and shares inspiring data that shows the end of poverty is in sight … if we can harness the momentum.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; activism; global issues; inequality; poverty; TED2013; 2013
|Chrystia Freeland: The rise of the new global super-rich - TED.com|
Technology is advancing in leaps and bounds -- and so is economic inequality, says writer Chrystia Freeland. In an impassioned talk, she charts the rise of a new class of plutocrats (those who are extremely powerful because they are extremely wealthy), and suggests that globalization and new technology are actually fueling, rather than closing, the global income gap. Freeland lays out three problems with plutocracy … and one glimmer of hope.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; economics; global issues; inequality; money; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|iO Tillett Wright: Fifty shades of gay - TED.com|
Photographer iO Tillett Wright grew up between genders and sexualities. She's shot 2,000 people who consider themselves somewhere on the LBGTQ spectrum and asked many: can they assign a percentage to how gay or straight they are? Most people consider themselves to exist in the grey areas of sexuality, which presents a real problem when it comes to discrimination. Because where do you draw the line? (Filmed at TEDxWomen.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; United States; gender; inequality; photography; relationships; TEDxWomen 2012; 2012
|LZ Granderson: The myth of the gay agenda - TED.com|
In a humorous talk with an urgent message, LZ Granderson points out the absurdity in the idea that there's a "gay lifestyle," much less a "gay agenda." (Filmed at TEDxGrandRapids.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; United States; gender; humor; inequality; love; politics; relationships; sex; social change; tedx; TEDxGrandRapids; 2012
|Geena Rocero: Why I must come out - TED.com|
When fashion model Geena Rocero first saw a professionally shot photo of herself clad in a bikini, she was beside herself. "I thought...you have arrived!" she says proudly. This might not be the typical experience, but, as Rocero reveals, that’s because she was born with the gender assignment “boy.” In a moving and personal talk, Rocero finds that transgender activism is giving her a whole new sense of pride and purpose.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; LGBT; activism; beauty; gender; inequality; TED2014; 2014
|Nick Hanauer on Income Inequality and US Tax Policy - TED.com|
Here is the much-talked-about TED talk on inequality given by Nick Hanauer. We (TED) are posting it here to promote public discussion on an important issue. For more background on this, see this blog post from TED Curator Chris Anderson: http://tedchris.posterous.com
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; economics; jobs; income inequality; tax policy; TED2012; 2012